Nutrition – Make the New Year Bright
So here we are, entering into a new year, and who knows what it will bring? We expect some good stuff will show up. And some bad stuff. But, mostly, the year will bring a lot of surprises.
It all sounds a little iffy, so let’s take some time to think about what we can do to tilt the balance to the good side. Something we can control, and 2019 is not just a matter of chance.
I’m talking about nutrition
Of course, I’m talking about nutrition. That seems to be what I always talk about: Diet, plus supplements. Finding out what your body what it actually needs. Not what your neighbor’s body needs. Or what your Great Aunt Matilda’s body needs. You’re the star of this show.
For instance, if you have endocrine problems–thyroid, diabetes, adrenal, etc.–and more than half of us do, perhaps currently undiagnosed, you need to take a serious look at the B vitamins.
When your body doesn’t get enough of the B vitamins, it can look a whole lot like hypothyroidism. And it can get diagnosed as hypothyroidism, too.
Vitamin B1 not only helps with diabetes problems, but also eases the pain from shingles.
Vitamin B2 eases the pain of migraine headaches, sometimes overcoming the whole mess.
The niacin form of vitamin B3 reverses Raynaud’s Syndrome.
The niacinamide form of vitamin B3 boosts health in about a bazillion ways, including controlling candida and slowing down aging. Dosages might give the poobahs the vapors, but when you know what you’re doing, you get the magic.
Vitamin B5 helps the adrenal glands get with the program.
Vitamin B6 buffs up your immune system. Among its many other, major talents.
Vitamin B9 stops inflammation, the reason we succumb to all sorts of diseases. Such as heart attacks, for one instance. Again, recommended dosages will stagger the “experts”; in fact, they’ve persuaded the government to warn against any level that actually works.
Vitamin B12 perks up your brain. It works best when all its siblings are helping out, but it can do good things even as a solo act.
Biotin, Choline and Inositol
Biotin strengthens your hair and nails.
Choline helps keep estrogen under control for men, women, boys and girls. Out-of-control estrogen is not your friend. More like the wicked witch of the west, as a matter of fact.
Inositol can be a handy, and safe, replacement for antidepressants, tranquilizers, and sleeping pills.
And that’s just the B vitamins. Vitamins A, C, D, and E are warriors, too. And then there are minerals. And amino acids. And herbs. And so on.
When you were a child, I doubt you were ever served a lunch of just one green pea. That would be silly, you say. And so it would. Especially since hunger would announce that fact pretty quickly.
But failing to provide your body with the nutrition it needs to sparkle and shine is also silly. Sadly, nutritional oversights can take you a long way downhill before you realize there’s a problem to fix.
Doctors aren’t taught nutrition
Doctors aren’t taught nutrition, and they’re not allowed to discuss nutrition with patients, so you’re on your own.
Well, except for the happy fact that nutrition is what I write about, in great detail, so you can have the information you need to move forward with confidence.
Have a great year!
God is good,
Copyright by Bette Dowdell. All rights reserved
P.S. Bette Dowdell is not a doctor, nor does she purport to be She’s a patient who’s been studying and successfully handling her own endocrine problems for more than 30 years. She offers introductory teleseminars and an in-depth 12-month subscription program, “Moving to Health” about living well with endocrine issues. She explains how things work-or don’t, discusses what things to avoid as well as the things that help, and she provides a lot of well-researched nutritional information. Subscribe to her free e-zine at Information is power.